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  1. We leave on the Liberty of the Seas on 2/28 from Galveston, TX. We had planned on some excursions into the jungles and the Mayan Ruins but with the Zika Virus being prevalent there...we have cancelled the plans for these excursions. I wonder if RCCL is advising cruisers of this danger and if they are doing anything to protect the passengers? I think the cruise and ship itself are safe but excursions may not be.
  2. On January 15, 2016 the US CDC upgraded their travel notice of Zika Virus to Alert Level 2 (practice enhanced precautions) Zika virus is transmitted by mosquitoes, and systems include fevers, headache, red eyes, rash, and joint pain. The illness is usually mild and lasts between 2-7 days. However the alert specifically references women who are pregnant or who are trying to become pregnant (www.cdc.gov/zika/pregnancy/question-answers.html) The notice currently only affects specific cruises calling in to certain Caribbean, Central America and South America countries. However, the situation is evolving so please regularly check the affected areas, via the following links: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices and http://www.paho.org/hq/. Guests are reminded to take enhanced precautions against biting insects by covering exposed skin and using insect repellant. Thanks just fyi
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